It’s a beautiful summer day. You’ve had a few drinks in your backyard and want to have some fun. So, you break out your drone and begin to fly it around, whizzing past trees and impressing your neighbors.Big mistake.Operating an expensive piece of motorized machinery when under the influence is a bad idea. Sure, it’s […]
Aerial LiDAR… What It Is and How it Benefits Various Projects
Aerial LiDAR and How it Benefits Various Projects Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Aerial LiDAR In the last two years, the drone industry has provided one of the sharpest hockey sticks any industry has seen. A normal electronic device may see a change once a year but drone technology changes at a much more […]
4 Tips for Traveling with a Drone
A drone can be used for all kinds of purposes. Some people use them as a hobby. You can take some great aerial photos with them or simply view the landscape of an area. Other drones are used for business purposes like to survey land or monitor an area. Regardless of how a drone is […]
Faith under Fire
We provided aerial footage acting as a news helicopter for an active shooter that happened in Georgia. This was apart of the movie Faith under Fire starring Toni Braxton. Sony pictures and the Lifetime Network aired the world premiere on January 27th, 2018.
Shooting for a Movie, Day 3
So we arrive on set for day three. As to be expected the atmosphere is running high and full of energy. Day three ended up being the worst day out of all three as we didn’t end up getting any footage at all. If you recall from day to the heavens above opened up and […]
Shooting for a Movie, Day 2
Date two on the video shoot was rather interesting. I learned a ton and also realize that I need to go with my gut more so than ignoring it. While day one was a bit hectic once we stepped foot on the production shoot for day two all those concerns when away. I’ll go ahead […]
Shooting for a Movie, Day 1
We were recently provided with an opportunity to step foot on a movie production here in Pittsburgh, one of our first. While not at first obvious, my anxiety and stress were through the roof. My elevated blood pressure was entirely based on the fact that it was the first time that we were going to run […]
Drone Insurance, know what you need!
Okay so let’s talk about drone insurance. One of the first insurances that we picked up was hull and general liability insurance. While this is fantastic to have, it’s far from the only type of insurance that you need to carry. Depending on the kind of work that you were doing will also depend on […]
Thermal Cameras and Drones
At AerdiA we recently purchased a thermal camera to be outfitted on one of our commercial drones. Now you may ask how can this benefit you? Below we will go through the various areas and how they are best utilizing thermal imagery, also known as thermography. Embed from Getty Images A simple Google search defines […]
What is UAV Photogrammetry?
Photogrammetry is defined as the science of making measurements from photographs, and the output is usually a map, a 3D model or drawing of real world objects or land masses. UAV photogrammetry is the use of UAVs to create these 3D images, and they can be used to collect accurate data from various areas. As […]